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Dublin High School Similar Schools Ranking Improves to 10 out of 10

July 13, 2012

Annually the California Department of Education (CDE) publishes data, based on standardized test results, that helps identify areas of improvement and to compare schools. The CDE’s 2011-12 Accountability Progress Reporting (APR) for Dublin High School was recently updated to include a comparison of Dublin High with all schools in California, and schools deemed similar (based on socio-economic, ethnic and other factors – details at the bottom of this article). The comparison includes both publicly funded school districts and charter schools.

Based on Dublin High School’s most recent API of 878, Dublin High retained its 10 out of 10 rating vs. all schools in California, and improved it’s rating vs. similar schools to 10 out of 10 (from 9 out of 10 last year). Dublin High as a whole and all statistically significant sub-groups were at or above the statewide performance target. The API results for the 2011-12 school year will be released by the CDE later this summer. The full APR is available here.

Each year, the CDE selects 100 schools considered similar to Dublin High School for comparison purposes. This is the most recent list of similar schools:

County School 2011 Base API
Alameda Alameda Community Learning Center  824
Alameda Alameda High  824
Alameda Alameda Science and Technology Institute 895
Alameda Albany High  852
Alameda Castro Valley High  813
Alameda Dublin High  878 (880 in 2012)
Alameda American High  810
Alameda Washington High  782
Alameda Granada High  840
Butte Inspire School of Arts and Sciences  848
Contra Costa Clayton Valley High  777
Contra Costa College Park High  786
El Dorado Ponderosa High  857
Fresno Clovis West High  853
Kern Liberty High  780
Kern Stockdale High  820
Kern Desert Junior-Senior High  791
Los Angeles Mark Keppel High  848
Los Angeles Beverly Hills High  872
Los Angeles Bonita High  847
Los Angeles Claremont High  826
Los Angeles El Segundo High  886
Los Angeles Anderson W. Clark Magnet High  909
Los Angeles Glen A. Wilson High  814
Los Angeles Agoura High  867
Los Angeles International Polytechnic High  871
Los Angeles Gabrielino High  843
Los Angeles South High  861
Los Angeles Torrance High  811
Los Angeles Edgewood High  790
Los Angeles Valencia High  849
Los Angeles West Ranch High  852
Marin Novato High  802
Marin San Marin High  799
Mendocino Mendocino High  866
Monterey Carmel High  859
Monterey Pacific Grove High  846
Nevada Bear River High  790
Nevada Nevada Union High  788
Orange Cypress High  892
Orange John F. Kennedy High  846
Orange Brea-Olinda High  859
Orange Capistrano Valley High  835
Orange Dana Hills High  853
Orange San Juan Hills High  833
Orange Huntington Beach High  850
Orange Marina High  839
Orange Esperanza High  852
Orange El Toro High  818
Orange Laguna Hills High  843
Orange Foothill High  864
Placer Colfax High  832
Placer Del Oro High  861
Placer Foresthill High  787
Placer Whitney High  866
Placer Oakmont High  823
Placer Woodcreek High  847
Plumas Portola Junior/Senior High  775
Riverside John F. Kennedy High  834
Sacramento West Campus  897
Sacramento Bella Vista High  837
Sacramento Rio Americano High  813
San Bernardino Los Osos High  837
San Bernardino Ruben S. Ayala High  832
San Bernardino University Preparatory  900
San Diego Carlsbad High  829
San Diego Classical Academy High  853
San Diego Mt. Carmel High  825
San Diego Poway High  853
San Diego San Diego International Studies  873
San Diego La Costa Canyon High  818
San Francisco Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts 808
San Joaquin Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory 891
San Joaquin Middle College High  909
San Joaquin Stockton Unified Early College Academy  896
San Joaquin Millennium Charter  766
San Luis   Obispo San Luis Obispo High  824
San Luis   Obispo Templeton High  861
San Mateo Westmoor High  798
Santa Clara Westmont High  787
Santa Clara Evergreen Valley High  865
Santa Clara Piedmont Hills High  829
Santa Clara Los Altos High  873
Santa Clara Mountain View High  860
Santa Cruz Aptos High  802
Santa Cruz San Lorenzo Valley High  810
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz High  785
Shasta Foothill High  831
Shasta Shasta High  831
Siskiyou Mt. Shasta High  800
Solano Benicia High  830
Solano Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High  844
Sonoma Technology High  916
Sonoma Maria Carrillo High  856
Sonoma Orchard View  825
Stanislaus Whitmore Charter High  830
Tulare University Preparatory High  805
Ventura Newbury Park High  867
Ventura Thousand Oaks High  841
Ventura Architecture, Construction & Engineering 715
Yuba Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts  838


PSAA demographic characteristics used to define a “similar school”:

  • Pupil mobility
  • Pupil ethnicity (eight variables)
  • Pupil socioeconomic status (two variables)
  • Percentage of teachers who are fully credentialed
  • Percentage of teachers who hold emergency credentials
  • Percentage of pupils who are English learners (ELs)
  • Average class size per grade level
  • Whether the school operates a multitrack year-round educational program
  • Percentage of grade span enrollments (grades two, three to five, six, seven to eight, and nine to eleven)
  • Percentage of students in gifted and talented education program
  • Percentage of students with disabilities
  • Percentage of reclassified fluent-English-proficient (RFEP) students
  • Percentage of migrant education students
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